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A thread for discussing hair care, hair problems, hair styles, and hair product recommendations
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I honestly feel a lit overwhelmed when reading about hair care. My hair is thick, frizzy and dry andI switched to a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner called ogx. Idk if my hair could even be considered 'curly' , but I might try the curl girl method regardless. I'm still a bit confused about the image. For 2, do I just use the conditioner and nothing else? and ,for 3, do I just put it into my hair whenever I try to style it to make it less frizzy, and more straight? Are the hair styles I can do limited?
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my hair is naturally curly, but I blow-dry it 2x a week. I noticed that whenever it rains and my hair gets wet, the ringlets are really pretty, but I can never replicate that when I try to do the curly curl method by myself. does anyone know what I can do?
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Watching youtubers with similar hair to yours is the easiest way to learn imo>do I just put it into my hair whenever I try to style it to make it less frizzy, and more straight
No, the opposite, those products are meant to make your curls or waves more defined. It's called "the curly girl method" because it's meant to define curly hair, not make it straight. From your post it sounds like you have wavy hair, i suggest you look up styling tutorials for type 2 wavy hair
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>be 3 year old me
>have cute, short wavy hair
>Dad hates this and attempts to brush out my hair and try to make it straight and long (idk how but he did it
>always think that my hair was just naturally frizzy and weirdly poofy
> realize years later that my hair was supposed to wavy
Did anyone else's parents try to make your hair different from what it naturally was something or similar when they were kids?
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I just know that my dad did my hair like this when I was little, and being white, with wavy short hair alls I can say is that it left for some interesting photos
Do you finger twist your curls into ringlets when they're drying? I find that's the most important stage of whether or not my hair dries looking decent or not.
I use mousse and a small bit of gel too so that they'll hold.
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I have to wear this at work, is there ANY, I mean ANY kind of fringe I can have with this? I have straight (maybe only because it's long), thick hair but a bit of a widows peak, so I've always had thick fringes.
I'm feeling like I don't have any options since having to gather up all my hair means that it'll ruin any way a fringe can "set" and I'd have to wet and blowdry it every single day.
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I'll always be bitter about my fucking dad never letting me have long hair as a kid. He would take me to MEN'S hairdresser and tell them to give me this awful bob/bowlcut hybrid that made people mistake me for a boy (he made my mom dress me in plain unisex clothes as well). I had such pretty wavy hair back then, but never got to enjoy it before finally being able to assert some independence at 12, because by then puberty has already turned my hair into frizzy 3A mess.
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can't you keep your fringe in a roller, or one of these (picrel) so it can fit under the net, and at the end of the day it will be a nice retro looking fringe? I used to do it with mine all the time & I have thick hair so those twisty things were good for that
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God I love having short hair. Life's too short to worry about people (men) finding me ugly for having a pixie while looking a bit more masculine face wise
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Have any anons with thick straight hair gotten a haircut like picrel and if so did you regret it? I want to do it so bad but I'm scared it will look too big/fluffy with my hair and not sit nicely like hers
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I want to grow my hair really long, but at least waistlength. I've just cut the damage and it's back to about armpit length. Anyone here who has really long hair? What are your habits to maintain length?
I have really thick hair and recently cut it sort of like Angie in the pic (mine's maybe a bit longer).
It does get pretty fluffy, it's inevitable unless you thin it out somehow, or are willing to put in the work it takes like ironing it all the time. There's no helping it really, thick hair is a blessing and a curse.
And I don't regret it, it's a nice change from 10 years of just straight hair.
My hair is past waist but just above my crack, i cut it from being mid butt.
I think a lot of it is genetics. I have thick hair which is wavy.
I dont do much. Wash 1-3 times a week, condition everytime. I use sulphate and paraben free products. I always towel/air dry. I dont have the patience or arm strength to spend 1-2 hours blow drying.
My previous job required my hair to be tied back and braided because of the length, which was really great for my hair. It was always a low pony tail braid because my hair is too heavy for a high pony or bun.
Currently im working at a job who doesnt care, and i can see the difference of always having it down. Im constantly having tiny baby hair fly aways at the top of my head now. I think this might be also to do with a newer shampoo i tried as well though.
I dont agree with the other anon saying not to trim it. I wouldnt trim it every few weeks or months but at least twice a year or before an important event. After about 5 months or so i feel like a ratty elementary school horse girl if i dont trim my ends. I notice it with other long hair girls too, it looks bad if you never trim it.
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Is it possible that the porosity of your hair varies depending on your hair length? It generally takes 2 hours and 30 min or so for my hair to fully dry, but I notice that it takes longer for the lower parts of my hair to try. I also did pic rel, and one end of the hair was at the top of the water, and the other end of the hair was at the bottom of the water, so idk
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Is it true that ,in order to encourage wavy hair to curl, it's a good idea to get a layered haircut so that your hair isn't weighed down?
I had the same problem but I really wanted waist length hair so I just decided not to cut it at all. It's been 2 years since I've cut it and its to my waist now.
The ends are dead as hell but you can only tell if I straightened it, otherwise leaving my hair in its curly natural state it looks fine.
I hate the knots and tangles though. Didn't realize it would be this much of a hassel.
My hair is asian straight and feels a bit flat. Whenever I'd get a pixie cut the bottom part sticks out and it annoys me. >>198283
Also what's this haircut called? I wonder if this would work on me since my hair doesn't look that wavy. I'm afraid I'd end up looking like a beatles member or it would just end as a shitty bowl cut
I have knee length hair. Wash once a week, no heat styling (microfiber hair towels work nicely for cutting dry time), use a boar bristle brush. Avoid brushing your hair while wet.
Also avoid ponytails since elastics can cause breakage at the crown. I usually put my hair up in a low bun with a stick during the day to keep it away from damage.
I do daily search and destroy trimming to manage split ends personally, but that can be a bit of a time investment.
Samefag, just to add>>198435>The ends are dead as hell
Mine aren't, they look fresh and healthy despite not cutting my hair for 6 years. It's because it cycles so fast, the hairs on my head are not actually 6yrs old, those fell out and were replaced.
It's about 11 years from bob, but I maintained a few lengths along the way. Breaking it down more, it was about 5 years going from waist to knee. The aim is to see what my terminal length is.
The heat isn't too bad if you tie it up! I usually just throw it into a nautilus bun in the morning and it only takes a few seconds. It's actually easier to deal with in the summer than the bob was.
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Egg is protein, might want to find out if your hair needs protein or moisture before doing a mask, particularly with eggs, you could end up with very brittle hair.
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My ponytail thickness hasn’t changed in years, I don’t find a lot of hairs on the pillow or pull out clumps, but my part looks SO wide and sparse. It looks awful in photos taking in the sunshine, but even generally my part is wider / more noticeable than everyone else’s.
In fact, my hair density is such that when I hold my hair straight up I can definitely see right through my scalp all over, but the hairs themselves don’t seem extremely thin and I have medium thickness overall.
Is it possible to have low hair density but not be losing hair? Googling doesn’t give me much help and just makes me constantly panic about going bald. I don’t have PCOS or take birth control.
pic related, that’s my stupid head
I should, it’s hard to train it to stay over, you think it’ll naturally fall into place?>>198868
No, but nobody has said anything either, not that it means much. Actually I’m wondering if it looks really bad as people do notice but don’t say anything. I haven’t noticed any shedding but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any I guess
My hair use to be annoying to part, after you get out of the shower change the part and use a hairdryer to set it, or even at night switch the part and plait it in place. I always sleep in plaits after Audrey Kitching said it stops hair breakage and reduces damage. Failing that you could also use hair grips.
I mean your hair doesn't look thin from the photo but I can see what you mean about the part, but I can that some stands are going to the wrong side which could make it look gappy for lack of a better word. Also you mention ponytails, even using hair elastics can damage hair. My friend use to always wear her hair in a low pony with a scunchie and it visibly thinned where the scruchie made contact. Sometimes wearing different hairstyles can be good for your hair even though it can be annoying to learn new styles and rotate them.
Maybe your scalp around the parting just needs a bit of tlc.
Just remember what high tight pony's did to Jojo Siwa's hair lol. Like I use hair elastics almost daily, it's just not good to like pull at the hair strands all the time.
And you're welcome hehe
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>>198880> This is why you get satin or silk scrunchies
I agree, and I have also found that spin pins (like picrel) and spiral hair ties (like the invisibobble) are less damaging than the average hair elastic.
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Why did women in the 70s have such nice long hair? From what I understand they didn’t have good hair products, only used shampoo and no conditioner. Were people just generally healthier and better nourished back then?
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*greying light brown hair specifically, like picrel
>>199361>People get weird about gatekeeping what blonde is
This is absolutely true. I grew up with an unusual shade of light brown/blonde hair and I was relentlessly teased by other girls for having 'grey' hair. It made me want to lighten my hair to a 'proper' shade of blonde, and I was only 7 or 8 years old.
Nowadays, blonde people tend to say I have brown hair whilst everybody else considers me blonde. It's very strange.
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I have auburn hair and everyone calls it red except for redheads who call it brown lol.
I don't know why it matters so much.
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Are there any short hairstyles that work with giant foreheads? I'm getting the urge to cut my hair short but I think it might look terrible with a fivehead.
Current hairstyle is picrel, shaggy shoulder-length with bangs. Except it looks bad and not sexy because I'm not Kate Moennig.
Ignorant. Wigs were made for women,not men who want to cut their dicks off.
And I meant they made wigs so that you can try different hairstyles out without fucking your own hair up.
Short hair looking good tends to depend more on jawline and chin imo. There are short cuts you can do where you still have some fringe to soften the fivehead. If you have a fivehead but thicker hair or a solid hairline you can pull off even a short buzz cut, but cuts that short won't be flattering if you can see a fair amount of scalp deep into your hairline. Most importantly, if you have a goofy looking jawline from dental issues or something, any hair shorter than your chin will draw a lot of attention to it.>>200670
Shampooing every day strips the scalp of it's natural oils and it will produce more oil to compensate. Hot showers also dry the skin leading to more oil production. Reduce the frequency of your shampoos, take warm or cold showers, and avoid overuse of "clarifying" shampoos - these shampoos are meant to strip build up product out of your hair and should not be used daily or they will mess up the pH balance of your scalp which can also lead to excess oil production. When you get into the habit of shampooing less your scalp will adjust and stop producing as much oil, but there will be little adjustment period where you'll feel pretty greasy between shampoos. You can use a product called dry shampoo (which is not really a shampoo despite the name) to absorb some of the excess oil while your scalp adjusts to its new cleaning schedule.
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I finally got to live out my fantasy of walking around topless with my hair covering my nips. Was not nearly as sexy as I thought it'd be. I have no idea what to do with my hair now.
I have 2c (mayyybe 3a? Just a tiny bit?) thick and frizzy curly hair and it's a fucking beast right now. It's pretty long, like way past my breast currently. It gets matted and tangled in such a short time span. I can't handle it anymore.
I want to cut it short but I cannot find a decent cut I'd like to have and one that fits my natural hair. I considered a bob cut with bangs but I'm afraid it'll turn out so bad.
The pic on the left is one I've been wanting for a while. It looks so cute and hip to me. The middle pic is the bob cut that I started to consider, that one looks pretty cute to me too. The right pic is what I'm afraid my hair will actually look like if I go for middle pic.
My hair is very thick and curly however the curl pattern varies a bit day to day so it's hard to pinpoint which hairstyle to choose from cause it might not end up being a good haircut for myself. Also since i'm getting it cut short the curl pattern will change a tiny bit I believe.
Help me anons
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ot, but I crush so fast on girls with this hair type lol
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dunno if this really fits, but its the closest i could find in /g/. getting married saturday. a good friend did my hair yesterday. i love the color and its what i wanted for my wedding, do yall think it would look good next to a white dress? (im assuming worrying is normal cause my sister hated her wedding dress two days before her wedding.)
Try a semi permanent dye. They are deposit only and don't require an activator so they are less damaging and should last a few weeks.>>200800
Definitely looks like your purple toner was left on far too long. Purple toners are used to eliminate yellowness from blondes but if you leave them on too long you get this grey-purple effect that should hopefully mellow out in a week or two and land you closer to ash blonde like you wanted. Can't tell if the pink roots are intentional or something went wrong there. Regardless people are going to be paying more attention to the ceremony than how your gown and hair match and as other anons said nothing clashes with white including pink and purple.
Mine is down to my lower back/buttcrack. I use conditioner every day, wash my scalp with sulfate-free shampoo and put on a hair mask after every other day. Brush daily to detangle, distribute the oils from the scalp down to the ends and get the loose hairs out (otherwise I'll find them scattered around everywhere), avoid yanking and forcing as much as possible. I sometimes massage my scalp with the brush too. I change my parting pretty often and try to avoid hairstyles that are too tight or heavy and put strain on my scalp because I'm paranoid about traction alopecia. Trim the ends when they start to look wispy, I often look for and cut out split ends individually whenever I have spare time. I also cut out tapered ends, even though it's not really damage but rather just a strand of hair that has never been cut before, I don't think it does much for the overall appearance but when you look close enough to see the individual hairs they just appear a bit thicker with the blunt ends.
I also started taking biotin a while ago, though it hasn't been long enough to notice any significant changes yet.
Yeah it made my hair look like shit, it gave me thin ends and bulky layers. It definitely doesn't work for everyone.
Ugh it's gonna take years to fix this shit, I'm half tempted to chop a bunch off to even it out.
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I've been using ogx products for a couple of months now and I've seen an amazing improvement in my hair texture and silkiness. I have wavy and extremely frizzy hair, their argan oil keeps it in place and has helped me grow it faster than usual. I'm in love.
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I use all 4 but instead of the argan oil shampoo and conditioner I use the tea tree mint version. I use the argan oil after showering and washing my hair solely on the scalp and tips. And the oil mist when my hair is dry to control the frizziness.
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Any tips on getting rid of ingrown leg hair? Maybe like two years ago I noticed I missed a patch of hair on my legs but upon further inspection they were literally under my skin so that's why it didn't get shaved. Their not red or irritated/bumpy. In picrel it looks like the bottom left. I tried exfoliating (with an exfoliate glove and an exfoliate scrub), gorwing out my leg hair completely (seems to get the hair to grow out from the skin) and then shaving it, I've waxed instead, I've picked them out one by one with tweezers, and recently tried nair. They keep coming back.
What can I do anons?? It makes me self-conscious to wear shorts/skirts/dresses. I never had this problem before and didn't even know this kind of ingrown hair existed.
Have you tried an epilator anon?
I had the same kind of problem years ago and that was the only thing that worked for me.
I used it for about a year and even 10 years on, I still barely have any leg hair and no more ingrown hairs
Epilators are pretty annoying and they aren't pain free but imo, the long term results are worth it.
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Maybe try doing foils, like at a salon? By working in thin sections, you can control how much hair you're working with at a time and make sure everything gets bleached precisely. Use a brush and hope for the best. You'll probably need help from a friend for the back, though.
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How do you pull off cool messy hairstyles irl without looking like a smelly crackhead/grimes?
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Gonna cut my own hair based on this, wish me luck
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I think if your midface is long, covering up the forehead can draw attention to this and could make the face appear longer, yes
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Does anyone know if the Nashi argan oil shampoo and conditioner are worth the hype? They're pretty expensive so I want to hear other opinions before I take the plunge
I heard that they provide hydration, promote growth and leave your hair smooth and silky. They sound like the perfect hair products but I'm too stingy atm and want to be totally sure.>>202689
Thanks a lot. My hair is fine too so that's good to know. I'll be looking for that spray!
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I need a really good deep conditioner/masque/treatment for bleached hair. Currently a level 8(naturally a 3) and wanting to get to a 10.
I bleached my hair in 2 stages, most recent being about 2 months ago. My hair is in decent condition. It’s not snapping off just a bit dry. Much more moist than it was a month ago but I need to boost the moisture as I need to bleach it again in about 3 weeks.
Any recs would be appreciated. I have 2C type hair down to my belly button and a LOT of it. So no tiny bottles that cost $50.
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I know I might be reacting in a way that's a bit too hasty, but I've been the cgm for like a week so far and my 2A/2B hair kinda looks like a bunch of noodles with some frizz. My hair hangs to my sides and lacks volume. I think I might need a volumising product, but I'm unsure what to get. I also think that, at least according to this >>198670
, I need to reduce moisture, but I honestly don't know what products I could use to reduce moisture. Is it a bad idea to clarify once a week? So far, I'll just continue using the products
I already have so far since I already bought them
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Not a kpopfag but I saw this pic and it touched my soul. Is this realistically achievable or will it damage my hair beyond repair if it's very dark brown?
Bleach fucks up your hair either way, maybe less if it's virgin hair, but >>203344
shouldn't fry it
kpop hair is a mirage, don't trust how nice it looks in photos. They bleach it over and over again even though it's naturally dark and then somehow make it look temporarily good for appearances with magic (and straightners I guess). But when you see rare unedited candids it looks fried.
With dark hair you can try to slowly go light over time with highlights etc to avoid damage, but yes you absolutely will fuck it up if you think you can get to that colour quickly.
at the start of lockdown I switched to no poo method (bicarb wash every 2-3 weeks, vegan co wash or homemade mask every week or so) + boar brush + velcro rollers, no other products. my very thick straight hair looks good for the first time in my life & has grown about 10" since march 2020. the colour has even changed from mousey to dark copper. no static, no knots, will hold a curl for a few hours, doesn't even smell bad.
but nonnitas, am I a freak for not using shampoo? even the crunchiest women I know use a shampoo bar. will my hair end up damaged if I keep living like a cavewoman?
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I just started using this shampoo and conditioner and my hair is super dry and falling out. That being said, I also have the flu right now. Does anyone know if it’s possible that my hair is being affected by my illness or is it most likely just this product? Does anyone else have any experience with this product or brand? Thanks!
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Picrel worked for me. If you're used to heavily scented shampoo it'll smell like a wet dog at first lol, but the smell doesn't stay in your hair
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is revlon heat protectant good for straightening hair? how do you use it do you spray it on your hair before you use the hair straightener?
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I don't understand the difference between a wolf cut and a shag, when I search them they look the same. Picrel came up under wolf cut.
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any tips for protecting your hair while you sleep and minimizing breakage/damage while sleeping?
i already use silk/satin pillow cases, my hair is super long and semi-thick @ around 2A texture-wise.
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What do you think about unnatural/weird hair colors both on yourself and on other people? Like/dislike?
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I love vivid hair colors, both on myself and others, but only when they are taken care of well. I have fair, cool-toned skin and level 6 hair that I colored various shades of purple and blue for about a year. I think it looks super trashy when fashion-colored hair looks super damaged and has a ton of growout, but that's true of any color really. The main thing I hate is when people don't keep up on coloring the hair and just let the dye fade out to some desaturated pastel shade of green or orangey pink. Like when someone dyes their hair a beautiful rich blue and just lets it turn light green, it looks so lazy! I like fashion colors in theory, but so many people just see a photo of pretty hair on instagram and think if they get that color it'll look that amazing all the time without much upkeep.
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This was a game changer for me! Long hair bonnet.
It's complicated. Generally I really like them, but I hate the 'creative' dye jobs that most hairdressers do, like with 10 different colours that are all going to look like shit after the first wash.
And also I think too many people just grab a colour they like and slap it on their heads without thinking about their undertone, whether that specific shade is going to look good on them etc, which is fine, but tends to look terrible.
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Is there a name for this style? Reverse image search didn't help.
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It's a faux hawk.
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I know this is a retarded question but what color is her hair? Ashy dark brown? Warm black? Does this shade have a specific name?
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to me it looks deepest brown
pic from wikipedia
overmoisturizing, when it comes to CGM, usually means that your hair is deficient in protein. you may want to do a strand test on a protein mask or conditioner sample and see if you are sensitive before using it. moisture/protein is a balancing act, if your hair tolerates or enjoys protein it's sort of like balancing alkaline and acidic, when you are overmoisturized, turning to protein is usually what's needed. if your hair is limp and lifeless, it might be hungry for some. but definitely do a strand test, some hair can't tolerate protein and will become frizzy and straw-like, like a bad bleach job. i like the sheamoisture protein conditioner and deep conditioning masks, sometimes i use homemade rice water too. my hair is very thirsty for it, YMMV, definitely use a cheap small sample and strand test to make sure you don't end up with hay-hair.
the CGM sucks for some people, even if their hair has nice, dense, natural coils. it's best to use the techniques and types of products as a loose guide and figure out what your hair likes through trial and experimentation.
i have super dense wavy hair which turns into thick curls when looked after properly, but it's temperamental and changes all of the time.
women with very tight, dense natural curl patterns (as in, full blown afro curls) also sometimes find that it can be hit or miss, and following the regimen or routine down to the letter can be an expensive exercise in disappointment and buyer's remorse.
a lot of people with wavy hair enjoy using medium hold gels or mousses while damp and "scrunching" them out once dry for nice, springy hair. very small amount of light, absorbent oil or a light, non-greasy leave-in can help to reduce frizz, but i find they weigh my hair down pretty easily and leave me greasy if they don't soak in right away. serums, oils and leave-ins for highly porous, thirsty afro hair are way too much for bog standard wavy hair.
women with wavy hair seem pretty evenly divided between medium hold gels and mousse, but lots of people love mousse once they find the one that suits their particular hair. gel is definitely far more hit or miss.
certain drug store brands can be nice, but many of them cause significant frizz issues. you can do your own unbiased third party review digging and see what people with your hair type/curl pattern like to use, generally people can find a cheap option that plays well with their hair but it's trial and error.
if you've got a lot of wet webbing (looks like crazy spiderweb frizz while wet, and medusa type frizz when dried) it may benefit from protein if it likes it. it may be hungry for something, or damaged. if you are wet combing or wet brushing, you may be a little rough with it? just troubleshooting suggestions, idk what you do.
a lot of people love tilting their head to the side in the shower, plopping on lots of conditioner and "scrunching" the conditioner-saturated hair into piles of curls, bunching them up from tips to your scalp and gently pressing and releasing. i do this and usually use a wide toothed comb to gently detangle beforehand, while wet and slippery. like, apply a very small amount of conditioner while hair is wet in the shower, use wide toothed comb to gently detangle where my hair naturally parts, saturate with conditioner and squish into piles of curls. doing this with wavy hair requires conditioner that isn't too greasy or thick, so you can saturate it without looking nasty after it rinses.
sometimes trimming flyaways and breakage can help if it's just the way damaged ends fall, with no clumps of waves to cling to and form a cohesive mass with.
wet webbing IME usually indicates my hair is hungry for something, i'm overmoisturizing or have too many flyaways, breakage and damaged ends. i think we have the same curl pattern btw.
you can try medusa clipping your hair while slightly damp under a satin bonnet or large silk scarf before bed too, cheap smaller claw clips pinning your waves into serpentine bundles and pinned near the roots (not too tight or pinching right at the root). if you wake up early and are at home all day, you can also do this out of the shower and let it air dry on your head. some people like robe or sock curls but i haven't tried it, hair is too short.
there are offshoots of the CGM method for wavy hair that can be helpful, but following it as a rule book rather than a loose guide can be frustrating and expensive.
i like a few salon brand leave-ins which help my hair air dry quickly while giving very loose hold and shape, hairdresser recommended them and they're very easy "style and go" products.
I have the Revlon One Step. It’s definitely kind of noisy. I wash my hair then let it air dry for about 30-40 minutes then use it on the low setting. It takes about 15 minutes to do my whole head and I have a LOT of hair - my point tail is about as thick as a wrist.
For $50 it was a really good deal and saves me a lot of time. I have the cute mint colour
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I've been experimenting with co-washing (washing hair with conditioner instead of shampoo while shampooing once a week) and I hate it. What's a good shampoo I can use daily that won't fuck my hair up? My scalp produces a lot of oil. I have fine, straight hair.
I've tried cutting out shampoos with sulfates but I don't really notice any difference. The ION hard water purifying shampoo [pic related] is very excellent, but too harsh for every-other-day washing.
kinds tricky bc shampoo will ALWAYS strip your hair and the cycle will start again.
maybe you can try some diy shampoos. i had good experiences with rye flour "shampoos" and ghassoul powder "shampoos". they're natural and don't strip your hair of oils too much.
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Oh man I'm in the exact same boat as you.
So I work from home so I usually go 2 days inbetween showers. I used to wash my hair everyday but, since working from home started, I realized I don't need to anymore. I discovered picrel a few months ago and it's a fucking godsend. It's soft on fine hair but it's strong enough to get rid of all the oil. It's my holy grail shampoo.
Great, I'll look into this!
Thank you nonnas ♥
I know there's less you can do with it without damage, but
You can at least cut the front parts short and then you get this really cute face framing to accentuate the cheekbones
It can look adorable whilst short
It will probably get healthier as it grows back, but in the meantime, water/conditioner mixed sprayed onto the hair will accentuate curl and reduce frizz.
Also, straightening it causes damage, which I recently learned the hard way. So it's easier to make the curls look deliberate instead of frizzy. If you have (euro texture) curly hair, then you can sleep in two braids, and have more even curls, if you have ruined your curl pattern. And if you french braid it you can hide the curl pattern if you hate it so much. But idk why you hate it and what type of aesthetic you have to make you want to avoid curls so much.
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My hair is 2c near the scalp and 3a on ends and upper layers. It generally looks like Nicole Kidman's hair in picrel, texture, lenght and color-wise. Sounds like it's curlier than yours but I'll be grateful for any tips!>>205955
I appreciate the advice anon. I figure hiding my curls via braids and updos may be the best soution for now.
As for my aesthetic, as a teenager I was 100% goth so you can imagine I hated my curly blonde hair with a passion and these days I go for the stereotypical scandi minimalist style with dark colors and geometric silhouettes that looks really good with a slicked back low bun or a blunt lob haircut (I know, I'm fucking boring lol)
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Here are my tips/methods nonna! I hope they work for you even if your hair is a bit curlier than mine (my hair is quite long too, so the extra weight might help me somewhat? It's always worth a try). The results vary, sometimes I'm left with almost straight hair and sometimes it just gives me waves, but they still look far more relaxed than my natural curls! I'm going to try my best to explain but it might end up sounding very autistic.
The first method is to do a simple braid down the back with wet hair. Sometimes I braid the hair after putting it in a tight ponytail, to keep the hair around my head especially straight. Tie the end of the braid like normal (where there's a little 'tail' of hair left at the bottom); as soon as the tail part is dry, untie the braid and retie it on the next section up. Wait for that part to dry and then repeat by retying above the next section, and keep going until the whole length of your hair is dry.
It can be quite time consuming, so I sometimes speed it up by tucking it in my shirt if I'm at my desk (I guess my body heat makes it dry faster?) or if the heating is on during winter I sit with my back to the radiator (I don't think its hot enough to cause heat damage, but I might be wrong lol).
This might not work for you if the little tail at the end of your braid dries just as curly as it usually does, but for me it manages to dry far straighter. Maybe it's because all of the hair is bunched together so it can't curl like it naturally does?
It's a really simple solution and I've never seen it written anywhere before (maybe im just retarded) but its my holy grail. It takes a while to dry completely, but the only thing you really have to do is braid it and move the hair tie up when that part dries.
The other way I get my hair straight(er) is by using jumbo hair rollers (mine are 60mm) and letting them air dry. I don't recommend it as much, because it takes far longer and sometimes they refuse to dry at all. If you're not against using hair dryer heat on your hair (or if you have a hair dryer with a heatless setting), that would definitely speed up the process! I've tried gradually unrolling each roller and letting the exposed bit of hair dry bit by bit, but it was somewhat painful to have 12 hair rollers hanging from my head and definitely not practical in any way. I've also managed to sleep in them before, which again, I don't recommend.
I kind of only use it as my nuclear option; like if I'm going to an important event like an interview or party the next day and I want my hair looking as straight as possible. The results are always absolutely amazing!!! They give me better results than straighteners. But personally, I'm too lazy to do it all the time.
Some bonus tips:
- I always sleep with my hair in a silk cap, loosely braided or twisted up. I feel like it helps to maintain the un-curliness(???) and it can help to distribute the oils in my hair from scalp to ends, which makes them look less frizzy
- I always avoid brushing or combing like the plague. If my hair is curly it'll turn into a frizzy lions mane, and if I've managed to get my hair looking straight/wavy, it'll go all curly again. If I have to detangle, I use a shark tooth comb (picrel, the ONLY comb type i've ever found to work) or just my fingers.
- I don't have much success with oils and cremes, but I know lots of other people who do. If my hair is wavy and I want to keep it from getting all frizzy, I sometimes use one of the john frieda frizz ease cremes/serums/whatever they call them now (any from that line are good imo) and it works at least temporarily!
- If you're feeling lazy, you don't have to do anything to your hair. A lot of the time I just let mine dry in a tight ponytail to keep the hair around my face relatively straight, and I don't worry about the lengths getting curly. Then I just wrap it up and clip it with one of those big hair claws. I get some nice curls poking out, usually looking much neater than they have the right to be, and I think its a pretty good look! It sounds like it'll fit your style better than free curls, and its very low-effort.
Even if my methods don't work to the same extent for you, I hope they can at least take your curly levels down a notch, or that other nonnas find them useful!